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Professional Foster Parent
Children's Aid and Family Services, Inc.
Paramus, New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 05/26/2011
Categories: House Parent
Job Type: Full-Time
To provide 24/7 intensive, therapeutic foster care for up to five (5) adolescents and demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to work with behaviorally challenged youth. Participate in trainings and treatment planning as well as its implementation. Assist each adolescent with developing the necessary life skills which will promote independence and encourage them to be active in his/her community and maintain relationships with birth family members as approved by DYFS. Requirements: Must be at least 21 years of age with a minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent), one (1) year of experience working with behaviorally challenged youth and have a valid NJ driver’s license/good driving history. The professional parent must secure their own co-parent who will reside full time at the home/apartment provided by the agency – additional funds provided for food, utilities, car, etc. The professional parent must accept any team assigned referrals and supervise a full time youth counselor. The professional parent may not have outside employment and have any children under the age of fourteen (14) living with them. The co-parent is not an employee of the agency and may work outside of the home.